Featured people, organizations and/or projects that are in need of your support are listed below.
Featured people, organizations and/or projects that are in need of your support are listed below.
Cornel Mosman is a church planter and an evangelist in Romania. He and his team are also able to minister to nursing home residents, although they often experience opposition from the nursing home leadership. Cornel recently sent an update on three individuals who were able to talk openly about the Gospel. Here is Cornel’s introduction and Stefan’s story:
“We have thought to organize an evangelistic event around Easter at the Old People’s Home in Babadag. I prayed together with the brothers and sisters from the church and we made a plan for this event. However God changed our plan, and used the opposition of the leadership of the home and thus we ended up doing one-to-one evangelism in every room. This is how we managed to get closer to the people and share the Gospel:
Stefan was very curious when he heard the purpose for which we wanted to speak with him. He listened very carefully and then told us his story:
‘I was a painter in Orthodox churches. I spent my whole life in churches. But I have never read the Gospel. I considered myself in favor with God for the fact that I painted a lot of icons, where people can worship. I imagined that when I would stand before God, I would receive a better reward than other Christians. I thought that God would not keep me accountable for my sins due to the great number of icons and saints I painted in churches. I cannot believe I spent so much time in churches and I didn’t know these things from the Gospel that I hear from you today. (Click to Tweet!) Actually, I must admit I painted saints and icons in churches thinking at the money I would receive and not thinking so much about God. All ended when I had a stroke, after which I was paralyzed and I came here at this Home. I wasted my money and my health is no longer so good, but I can see that God has brought me here because He loves me, and wants me to be truly ready to meet Him. I am glad that you took the time to speak with me and I would like to see you some other time.’”
Stefan was around churches his whole life and yet he never truly heard and understood the Gospel. Please pray for Stefan as he continues to allow the Lord to work in his heart.
In the next blog post, we will hear the story of Mr. Viorel, a man who spent time in prison for selling stolen goods.
On "This Week at AMG," Tasos talks about the media ministry in Greece. Then we hear from special guests Fotis Romeos, several bookstore employees and the director of Logos Music. Click on the link in the video to learn more about AMG Ministries in Greece!
Today's episode of "This Week at AMG" features Carl Willis, the Children's Pastor at Woodland Park Baptist Church. Carl has been to Uganda and Kenya for pastor training several times. He shares about importance of training pastors and getting them the tools they need to study and preach God's Word. Click on the link in the video for more information about pastor training!
Recent floods in Argentina have displaced several families causing them to lose many things, including furniture and even jobs. Pastor Jorge Ovando and his team were able to provide help to these families by giving food, water, clothing, shoes, mattresses, and cleaning supplies. Pastor Ovando gave three updates on the damage of the flooding and the recovery of those affected:
“Dear Prayers partners, by a lot of rains the river overflowed nine meters, and affected much of the city of Lujan, leaving more than 2,100 people evacuated and many places with up to 1 and a half meters of water. As a church, immediately we began to help and we thank God and give glory to Him, because He allowed us to serve.
In addition, we collected clothes, mattresses, cleaning supplies, and foods, and we also are giving almost 90 plates of food for lunch and dinner every day. Also we entertained the children that were evacuated with Bible classes. The work continues and the challenge is great. The people are requesting refrigerators and furniture because they were burned by short circuits. We were very surprised with this experience, and we learned a lot, and now we are organizing to better serve others.”
“Once again our city suffered flooding. The water is one block from our church, and two blocks from my house. There were 2,500 people that evacuated and we gave to them food, water, and cleaning elements. Several teams from our church go to work with children who were affected.”
“Thank God the waters receded and everything seemingly is returning to normal, although there are many houses that were dirty and many people lost a lot of furniture, including fridges and mattresses. Some lost jobs because they stayed in their houses to clean and their bosses took advantage and fired some of them. We are giving food and cleaning supplies in addition to shoes and clothing. Now we are able to make a large purchase at the mattress factory to help the people who lost their mattresses. We thank you a lot for your help and love!
We made food for almost 110 people every day for lunch and dinner. We helped clean some houses after the flooding and gave cleaning supplies. We taught the Bible for children that had to evacuate their homes. We distributed clothes for the people who needed them. We are working a lot with every request from the people who suffered from the flooding.”
Today's episode of "This Week at AMG" features a video testimony of Morris Nainggolan. Morris is a national worker serving as a church planting coordinator in Indonesia. He shares about spending time in jail and about how he came to Christ. Click on the link in the video to see available national workers for sponsorship!
Joseph and Amy Haefs are AMG missionaries serving in Huaraz, Peru. Their primary ministry is discipling children at AMG Childcare Centers. Joseph recently wrote a blog about a trip he took deep into the mountains of Peru to conduct Bible studies, show the Jesus film and share God’s Word. He writes,
“Amy and I were sitting in church a few months ago when the pastor announced an upcoming mission trip. He said he was looking for people interested in going further into the mountains to do Bible studies in smaller villages. After church, I told him I would be happy to be one of the drivers for the trip if he needed the help.
We arrived in the town of Chocobamba shortly after sunset where the pastor and his family greeted us. They opened up their home to us and served us dinner. Afterward, our group led a Bible study where it seemed as though the entire town showed up. During the Bible study, we showed the Jesus film, and a sermon was shared. Around midnight, as I crawled into my bed which was made from a piece of plywood, I was truly grateful for a roof over my head and the opportunity to sleep.
In Chinchil, we met some of the most amazing people. They were truly grateful we had come to visit with them and share the Word. Once we arrived, we spent the afternoon resting and inviting people to the service to be held later that night. That evening, during the service, we were able to show the Jesus film, sing songs and share the Word. It was an amazing time. It was a sweet time of sharing the Good News of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done for us and the life that can be found in Him.
The next morning we worked with the kids from the community. We shared devotions, did crafts and played games. That afternoon, we baptized two teenage girls in a small, natural watering trough, the only standing water in the village. That night, we had service again, and everyone in my group was called upon to speak…including me. I timidly walked the aisle of the dirt floor church, not knowing what I would say. By the mercy of our Lord, I was able to stand and talk about our Lord for what seemed like an eternity, but was probably only seven or eight minutes.
This trip was truly an amazing experience for me. Everywhere we went, we experienced the love of the people as they opened their homes to us, gave us their food (the best they had) and let us sleep in their beds. It was truly humbling but such a beautiful display of the love of Christ. I think I experienced how Paul must have felt when his brothers and sisters in Christ welcomed him with open arms. I am so thankful for the opportunity the Lord gave me to be a part of this group. It was a blessing and an honor to not only minister in those villages but to see the local body of Christ from our church in Huaraz reaching out, serving and ministering to the people of Peru.”
On "This Week at AMG," Tasos introduces Reuben Musiime, AMG Uganda's National Director. Reuben shares about going back to Uganda in 1996 and about Uganda's Child Sponsorship program. Click on the link in the video to see all available children for sponsorship!
AMG’s Eastern European Director recently sent us an update on the refugee crisis that is happening in Greece. Read his update below and then learn how you can help at the bottom of this post.
“Greece, because of its location, on the crossroads between Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, creates the ideal gate into Europe and is having a vital role in the international Refugee Highway. Refugees are gathered on the sea shores of Asia Minor, Turkey coming from Africa, middle and eastern Asia and of course from the current war zones of Syria and Iraq.
The tragedy is being currently magnified on the headline news due to the recent crisis in Syria but the truth is that this has been going on in Greece for almost the last 20 years, bringing to the city of Athens an average of 3,000 refugees every week! At any given time in Greece we host more than a million refugees, which is a gigantic number compared with the population of Greece of about 11 million people.
Refugees bring a lot of problems as they have endless needs of food, housing, clothing and medical care. Among them are small children, pregnant women and older people. Refugees are normal people who have been forced to flee from war zones in order to save their lives. They share their testimonies as they have seen members of their families killed in front of their eyes, they have been walking on the mountains for weeks, they have been hungry and thirsty for days dreaming to arrive to the ‘paradise of Europe.’ They have to endure sickness and frustration as they cannot communicate easily due to the language and culture barriers. Many have lost members of their families and try to get reunited. Many lose their lives pursuing the dream of a better life.
The evangelical community of Greece has responded to this tragic need from the first day providing any help possible in order to serve the physical and spiritual needs of these people. Most did not shower for weeks, others needed medical attention, and all need food and clothing along with help in dealing with legal matters and government officials.
On the other hand this is a unique opportunity for the sake of Gospel as many of these people are practicing or nominal Muslims who for the first time in their lives meet with practicing Christians. They experience the genuine love of God’s people and they have the opportunity to be introduced to the Christian faith. (Click to Tweet!)
We are so thankful for all those who have come via AMG short-term teams to work with refugees but the need is becoming so big and urgent. AMG always plays a vital role joining the efforts of the evangelical community in Greece or leading various special projects. For example, Dimitris Tsoukalas is currently using the mobile medical van operated as a joined effort with the Agape movement in Greece in order to distribute food to the refugees trapped in the northern borders of Greece. St. Luke's Hospital also provided vital help items along with local churches and other nonprofit organizations.
The appeal is for any kind of help which could provide dry food like sandwiches and water to these people. We would like to express with words and deeds the love of Christ to them. So we would appreciate your prayers for physical strength and wisdom as we do have our local national current problems and challenges. The crisis of refugees coming to Greece and Europe is a humanitarian tragedy which could be turned into a tremendous opportunity of hosting an international mission field in our back yard. The only question is, ‘What would Jesus do in this situation?’ Let’s go do it together!” (Click to Tweet!)
There are 3 ways that you can get involved right now:
You can pray for AMG workers as they minister to these refugees. Pray for the refugees themselves and for the government leaders as well. Most importantly, pray for opportunities to share the love of Christ.
As the Lord leads, you can help provide basic food and water for a group of twenty people for two days for only $100. Click here to learn more!
You can bring awareness to others on how they can help with this crisis by sharing this blog and our giving page to your friends and family through social media and email.
AMG International has multiple support opportunities that will align with your heart in touching the world with God's love. Check out these opportunities today!
AMG's childcare projects are administered by national workers, to give children a model of following Christ in their own culture.
God didn't intend for you to fight life's battles alone. Would you like to know how you can have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?
It is because of God's love that He desires a relationship with mankind whom He has created. Yet because of His holiness, He can have no dealings with sin. That presents a problem...
Each of us has committed acts that are sinful. But more than that, because we are born with a sinful nature, we fall short of God's standard of perfection.
Because God is holy, He cannot look upon sin or accept sinful man into His presence. Yet because of His great love, He has made provision for man's sin...
Jesus is not just a good man, moral teacher or historical figure. He is God in a human body.
The death of Christ demonstrated the love of God and satisfied the demands of His holiness. His perfect sacrifice paid for our sins and took them away.
We cannot come to God on our own terms. God, who created us, has provided a way for us to know Him, but that way is only through His Son, Jesus.
It is not enough to believe intellectually that there is a God, or that Jesus existed as an historical figure, nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. Each of us must respond to God through an act of the will.
Salvation is turning from our old way of living, independent from God, and turning to Him and the new life He offers.
"...if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation." - Romans 10:9-10
Salvation is a result not just of intellectually believing or of having an emotional experience. Salvation comes when we are ready to surrender our wills to Him. It is not just the words we say, but the attitude of our hearts. If you would like to receive Christ, this is the attitude He is looking for...
"Lord Jesus, I need you. I recognize that I am a sinner and I need your forgiveness. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Come into my life as my Savior and Lord. Take control of the throne of my life and make me the kind of person you want me to be."
If you have given your life to Christ, He wants you to grow in that relationship. Here are some things that will help...
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List below are the most common questions that we receive concerning child sponsorships. As always, if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 800.251.7206, ext. 421.
Child sponsorship includes prayer and financial support for your child. It costs $32 dollars a month, or $384 a year to sponsor a child. But equally important is the prayer support that your child receives from you. This is the advantage of pairing children with sponsors - the individual attention.
Yes! We encourage you to write to your child . The letters that you write will help build a valuable relationship that your child will never forget. Usually twice a year your child will write to you.
You can write a traditional letter and mail it to AMG, or you can create an account online and write to your child, as well as your childâ€™s development center, from your account page. (Please note that all communications to and from donors come to the home office for processing. No direct communication is permitted for the security and safety of children, donors, and field staff.)
Yes! We receive gifts for sponsored children around the world â€“ from toys to books to clothing. You may not know, however,
that once shipping, duties, and other expenses are included, even something as small as a box of crayons and a coloring
book could cost over $50 to send to the field!
If you plan to give a special gift:
We recommend a minimum of $15 but a good average is $25 to $50 by most sponsors. You may go up to $100 if you so desire. We request that you do not exceed the $100 amount on any single special occasion. If you have a unique situation you may contact the sponsorship department at 1-800-251-7206 and a staff member will discuss this with you.
AMG's mission is to advance the gospel with compassion. Impacting a child and a family with the gospel includes an awareness of the children's needs and a purposeful participation in helping those in our sponsorship program. Our child development centers are designed to impact a child mentally, physically, emotionally and most of all spiritually. There is no end to the needs and difficult circumstances every child brings to AMG and this is why our sponsorship program helps each child with nutrition, medical care, personal development, Bible study and spiritual training. AMG does not facilitate the building of homes or major lifestyle changes for the families connected to AMG. This type of involvement from outside sources very often creates serious problems for the family and the local community the child and family live within. Please see FAQ "How Much is Appropriate To Give For Special Gifts".
Children under the care of AMG receive a hot, nutritious meal and a snack each day along with access to medical care if needed. Children are provided educational opportunities and are tutored if necessary. Childcare center staff members encourage children to take advantage of every opportunity they have to learn new skills. Children are given new outfits of clothing and shoes once or twice a year. Each child is given a clear presentation of the gospel, with the hope that they will become a Christian, and reach his or her world for Christ.
AMG has always approached the care of children with a holistic emphasis...daily food, education, access to medical care and most of all, the gospel. Every child receives more benefits and access to services than any one sponsorship could provide therefore all sponsorship funds are pooled for the maximum benefit of your child and all of those attending their center. Your sponsorship dollars are combined with your fellow sponsors so that every child receives uninterrupted care regardless of the possibility that a sponsor misses sending their sponsorship donation on any given month. Your faithfulness and that of every sponsor giving regularly will ensure the maximum benefits for your child as well as all the children in the Child Sponsorship program.
We understand that circumstances change and sometimes it may be necessary for you to give up your sponsorship. In this situation, notify us and we will begin looking for another sponsor for your child.
While we ask that your sponsorship commitment last at least one year, the length of time during which you sponsor a child is up to you. Sponsorship programs help AMG provide food, clothing, medical care and education to children until they reach age 18 or complete their final year of education and leave the sponsorship program. Most of the children AMG serves rely on these programs for their wellbeing. When a sponsorship lapses or is discontinued, AMG will seek out another sponsor rather than discontinue or interrupt the care for that child. Sponsors wishing to extend their relationship with a sponsored child beyond age 18 may do so if the child continues their affiliation with AMG either as a Bible student or National Worker.
AMG sponsors short-term mission trips around the world. Frequently, we will go to countries where childcare centers are located. When we go to the country where your child lives, we encourage you to participate in that trip. Short-term trips are a great way to share the love of Jesus and meet the child that you have chosen to sponsor.
If you are ready to sponsor a child now, write, call, or click here to select a particular child. Or, if you would like us to assign you the child in greatest need, simply write to or call us. As soon as we receive your first donation of $32, we will send you a photograph and biographical and family information about your child. If you are interested, but have more questions, click here to email your questions or call 1-800-251-7206, ext. 421 and we will be glad to assist you.
Listed below are the most common questions that we receive concerning national worker sponsorships. As always, if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 800.251.7206.
National worker sponsorship includes prayer and financial support for your national worker. It costs $50 dollars a month, or $600 a year to sponsor a national worker. But equally important is the prayer support that your national worker receives from you. This unique partnership is an important part of a national worker's ministry.
Yes! We encourage you to write to your national worker. The letters that you write will help build a valuable relationship as you come alongside your national worker to encourage them in their ministry. Your national worker partner will send personal letters and ministry updates to you at least twice a year.
Yes. We do ask that you send money and not gifts-in-kind because of the difficulties involved in shipping packages. The money that is sent for the national worker will go 100% to them. Other gifts that are designated for family birthdays, specific ministry projects or personal needs are welcome as well.
Your support is intended to supplement the income and ministry needs of your sponsored national worker. For some national workers, sponsorship funds enable them to acquire basic necessities like food staples and clothing or to pay their children's school fees. Other national workers may be amply provided for personally, but welcome the sponsorship assistance to print materials, equip facilities, hold special ministry events, or purchase supplies. In either case, your support is a significant contribution to the effectiveness of a national worker's ministry.
Not necessarily. Many factors help define a meaningful support level for each national worker, including the cost of living for the country in which they serve; therefore some national workers are assigned more sponsorships than others. We work closely with our field directors to assess the needs of each national worker.
We welcome regular sponsorship as well as one-time ministry gifts for all of the national workers who partner with AMG. Each and every gift is a valuable contribution to the effectiveness of a national worker's ministry.
We understand that circumstances change and sometimes it may be necessary for you to give up your sponsorship. In this situation, please notify us and we will begin looking for another sponsor for your national worker.
While we ask that your sponsorship commitment last at least one year, the length of time during which you sponsor a national worker is up to you. Sponsorship programs help AMG provide support to national workers until their ministry reaches a self-sustaining point or the national worker has completed their term of service. Many of our sponsors have enjoyed lengthy, fruitful relationships with the same national worker; others have had the opportunity to assist multiple successors.
AMG sponsors short-term mission trips around the world. Frequently, we will go to places where sponsored national workers are serving. When we go to the country where your national worker partner serves, we encourage you to participate in that trip. Short-term trips are a great way to share the love of Jesus and minister alongside the national worker you have chosen to sponsor in a whole new way.
Currently AMG partners with national workers in 26 countries. You can click here to view the majority of national workers that are available for sponsorship. However, for security reasons, not all of our national workers are individually represented on the site. If you do not see a particular country or ministry represented in which you are interested, please feel free to contact us at 800.251.7206 for further information.
If you are ready to sponsor a national worker now, please write, call, or click here to select a particular national worker. Or, if you would like us to assign you the national worker in greatest need, simply contact us. As soon as we receive your first donation of $50, we will send you the photograph, biographical information, and ministry testimony of your national worker. If you are interested, but have more questions, click here to email your questions or call 800.251.7206 and ask for Meredith.
There are no age requirements for MA team members. All applicants are subject to approval by the MA Team Leader. Minors (under 18 years old) who apply to participate must have a guardian that is at least 21 years old who will also be a participant on the trip. The type of ministry of certain trips on the field may preclude a minor's participation on the trip. Families are encouraged to participate on MA Teams.
Yes. Appropriate training is provided covering areas of cultural training, support development, spiritual preparation, etc.
Immunizations vary from field to field. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has recommendations for all fields. The basic immunizations recommended are Tetanus and Hepatitis A. However, some fields require additional immunizations and medications.
AMG will provide assistance in writing support letters and developing a Biblical understanding of support raising.
The trip cost covers all related travel and in-country expenses (i.e. air transportation, housing, food, insurance, in-country travel, etc.) You would be responsible for transportation to and from the originating airport, meals in the airport, and any personal items you would purchase on the field (i.e. snacks, souvenirs, etc.).
Typically a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration for the trip. One half of the balance of the trip is due 60 days prior to departure and the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to departure. All documents should be submitted 90 days prior to departure.
Yes. Each Mission Adventure has its own designated page where you can give to support a team. To find a specific Mission Adventure page, go to AMG's Home Page and go to "Click Here to see all AMG Countries, Sponsorship & Support Opportunities." Use the "Narrow By" tool to the left to find your trip. Open the trip page you are looking for and give to that trip by clicking "Support This Trip!"
If a trip is organized for a specific church, school, or other group, it is typically not "open" for registrations outside that group. These designations are reflected on the trip schedule. However, if you have a particular interest in joining one of these teams, you can contact us as some teams are open to additional team members.
First-time trip registrations begin with an Online Missions Profile. Log in or create a new account, then click "Account" to access your Online Missions Profile under the "Mission Adventures" heading. Once the six sections of your profile are completed, find the trip of your choice on the Mission Adventure Trip Schedule and register for the trip. AMG will then approve your registration, and you will receive an email explaining how to upload the documents needed for the trip. You will be able to pay more toward your trip from the same page where you upload documents. Upon uploading all documents and paying the rest of your trip balance, the registration process will be complete.
An Online Missions Profile (OMP) serves as your application for a trip and contains personal information such as contact information, your personal testimony, passport information, etc. You only have to complete an OMP once; after that the OMP can be updated at any time. With second and subsequent trip registrations, you can simply check to make sure all of your information is current.
Log in to your account and click "Account". Under the "Mission Adventures" heading, click "Your Enrolled Trips." There you will see the trips that you are registered for and where to upload your documents. Download the documents needed by clicking the blue text, complete the documents, scan them to your computer, then use the "Submit Now" buttons to upload your documents.
You can still begin the registration process for a Mission Adventure, even if have applied for but have not yet received your passport. On your Online Missions Profile under "Update Your Primary Information," check "I Have Applied for My Passport and Have Not Received It Back." When you do receive your passport, you will need to go back and update your Online Missions Profile with your passport information. If you are considering going on a Mission Adventure and do not have a passport, be sure to apply for your passport well in advance of the registration deadline of your chosen trip. Also, if your passport expires within the next 6 months, you will need to renew your passport before registering for a trip.
Log in to your account and click "Account". Under the "Mission Adventures" heading, click "Your Enrolled Trips." There you will see the trips that you are registered for and the button to pay more toward your trip.
To share a trip on Social Media, go to AMG's Home Page and go to "Click Here to see all AMG Countries, Sponsorship & Support Opportunities." Use the "Narrow By" tool to the left to find your trip. Open the trip page you are looking for and use the Social Media icons on the trip page to share the trip with your friends and family.
During the process of registration, you will be asked to choose between the options of paying for your deposit or of notifying AMG that your church/school/group is paying for your deposit. Type the name of your church/school/group in the text box when completing the next step of registration.
Log in on the website and then click "Account". Under Mission Adventures, click "View Trip Reports." This will allow you to see applicant information including Registration Status and which documents team members have submitted to AMG.
Most likely, you are typing in the wrong password. To reset your password, click "I Forgot My Password" on the login screen. Type in your email and then click "Reset Password." You will be sent an email with a link to reset your password. It is also possible that you are attempting to log in with an email address other than the one that was used to create the account. If you do not remember the email address associated with the website account, please give us a call at 800.251.7206.
The pencil icons beside each section indicate whether a section has been completed or not. If there is a + sign beside a section, that section is not complete and needs more information. When you attempt to save that particular section, anything that needs to be corrected will be highlighted in red.
If you see that your trip registration has been declined, this can mean that your Online Mission Profile is lacking important information or contains obvious errors OR that you have registered for a trip for which you do not qualify. You will receive a follow-up email that will give you further instructions or explain why your registration has been denied.
Once you receive the approval email notification, log in to the website and click "Account." Under the "Mission Adventures" heading, click "Your Enrolled Trips." This page contains the next steps in the registration process, which are to upload your documents and pay the remaining balance for your trip.
If you are not able to upload your documents, the second option is to mail the documents to our Home Office in Chattanooga, TN. Send your document copies to AMG International, ATTN: Mission Adventures, P.O. Box 182200, Chattanooga, TN 37422.
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